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Assistant Professor Smart Horticultural Systems Engineering The Departments of Biosystems Engineering and Horticulture in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University are seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Smart Horticultural Systems Engineering. This faculty position will be a nine-month, tenure-track position with a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment with tenure home in the Department of Biosystems Engineering. The projected start date is August 16, 2022. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally-recognized research program that is focused on development, evaluation, and adoption of smart systems, precision agricultural technologies, and innovative sensing and automation methods for horticultural systems, with the goals of reducing labor costs, improving inventory management, reducing non-target pesticides, and improving production efficiencies. Possible applications of these smart systems include areas such as ornamental cropping systems, fruit and vegetable production systems, landscapes, and greenhouse production systems. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support his/her research program and summer salary from external sources such as USDA and other related federal sponsors, and from relevant industries in Alabama and across the country. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate effectively with biosystems engineering and horticulture faculty, and extensively with colleagues within the College of Agriculture who conduct research and extension work in horticultural systems. Instructional responsibilities will include teaching existing undergraduate and graduate level precision and smart agriculture courses as well as developing new courses covering topics including agri-industrial electrical applications, agri-industrial electronics and controls, agricultural data acquisition, data management, data analytics, and automation courses. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor biosystems engineering and/or biological and agricultural technology management students and actively participate in graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertati
Assistant Professor Smart Horticultural Systems Engineering The Departments of Biosystems Engineering and Horticulture in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University are seeking applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Smart Horticultural Systems Engineering. This faculty position will be a nine-month, tenure-track position with a 75% research and 25% teaching appointment with tenure home in the Department of Biosystems Engineering. The projected start date is August 16, 2022. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a nationally-recognized research program that is focused on development, evaluation, and adoption of smart systems, precision agricultural technologies, and innovative sensing and automation methods for horticultural systems, with the goals of reducing labor costs, improving inventory management, reducing non-target pesticides, and improving production efficiencies. Possible applications of these smart systems include areas such as ornamental cropping systems, fruit and vegetable production systems, landscapes, and greenhouse production systems. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding to support his/her research program and summer salary from external sources such as USDA and other related federal sponsors, and from relevant industries in Alabama and across the country. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate effectively with biosystems engineering and horticulture faculty, and extensively with colleagues within the College of Agriculture who conduct research and extension work in horticultural systems. Instructional responsibilities will include teaching existing undergraduate and graduate level precision and smart agriculture courses as well as developing new courses covering topics including agri-industrial electrical applications, agri-industrial electronics and controls, agricultural data acquisition, data management, data analytics, and automation courses. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor biosystems engineering and/or biological and agricultural technology management students and actively participate in graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertati
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